BOSTON -- Andrew Bailey, on the disabled list since April 29 with a right biceps strain, threw Friday afternoon, the second consecutive day he has thrown since going on the DL, getting out to 105 feet.
He is eligible to come off the DL on Tuesday. But, manager John Farrell said there is no date for the right-hander’s return yet.
Bailey would need to throw from a mound before a return could be considered, and there is no schedule for that yet.
* Right-hander John Lackey will make his next start on Tuesday, the opening game of the three-game series at Tampa Bay.
* Left-hander Felix Doubront is scheduled to make his next start on Thursday at Tampa Bay.
Although Doubront has struggled, especially in his last two starts, with decreased velocity and an inability to finish off hitters after getting ahead in counts, manager John Farrell said there is no plan for a simulated game or anything along those lines between now and Thursday.
“Work is still being done through just review of his delivery, and any slight adjustments that might need to be made,” Farrell said. “But this isn’t an overhaul, by any means. And I’m not even suggesting that a slight adjustment is to be made. But we’re reviewing everything that goes into his five-day work routine.”
Farrell said Doubront – who was moved to the bullpen with Allen Webster starting in his place on Wednesday – would not be available out of the bullpen before Thursday.
* Clay Buchholz and Jack Morris, the former pitcher and now Blue Jays broadcaster, were talking on the field during batting practice. Morris made pointed remarks last week when the Sox were in Toronto directed at Buchholz, and Junichi Tazawa, alleging the pitchers doctor their pitches. It appeared Buchholz and Morris smoothed things over. Morris, though, did not want to talk about it.
* The Sox game against the Yankees on June 2 has been selected for an ESPN broadcast, with an 8:06 p.m. start time.
* The Sox announced the winners of the minor league awards for April:
o Hitter: Garin Cecchini, .392 average, with 15 extra-base hits, and 13 RBI in 21 games for High-A Salem.
o Starting pitcher: Right-hander Anthony Ranaudo, 3-0, with a 0.83 ERA for Double-A Portland.
o Relief pitcher: Right-hander Chris Martin, 15.1 scoreless innings, 19strikeouts in eight games for Portland.
o Defensive: Catcher Christian Vazquez, threw out 11 attempted base stealers in 16 games for Portland.
o Base runner: Shannon Wilkerson scored 13 runs with two stolen bases in 21 games for Portland.
o Base stealer: Cecchini, 10 stolen bases in 13 attempts.